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Tel code: 01622 | code search
Postcode: ME1 | code search
Population: 139000
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Birthplace of:
Mackenize Crook William Hazlitt Carol McGiffin Robert Fisk
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Folk Customs:
Admiralty of the Medway
Biddenden Dole
Blessing the Sea and Diving for the Cross
Canterburys Hop Hoodening
Rochester Sweeps' Festival
St Bartholomew's Day Bun Race
The Offham Quintain

Maidstone Events

A Celebration of Twelfth Night

Kent Vs The Rest of The World: Food & Wine

Easter Family Fun

Bluebell Weekend
Proms in the Park

Jazz Festival
Leeds Castle Open-Air Concert

International Music & Dance Festival
Maidstone River Festival

Cobtree Country Fayre
Shire & Working Horse Show
Summer Holiday Fun!

Hop Farm Beer Festival
Hops n Harvest Beer Festival
Maidstone Mela
Maidstoneís Beer & Hop Picking Festival
New Car Show now
The Great Leeds Castle Balloon & Vintage Car Weekend

Apple & Cider Fayre
Apple & Cider Festival
Apple Weekend
Autumn Glory Festival
Insect Week
Spook Fest

Bonfire & Fireworks Spectacular
Bonfire & Fireworks Spooktacular
Spook Fest

Kent Wildlife Trust Christmas Fair
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Latest reviews

Papermakers Arms
"sn excllent pub. go for it. a little bit trying to play it cool. see a girl go for it. nice nowners but not working so playing it cool.

Date visited: ..." More

Stone Court Hotel
"After booking by email and having confirmation,when we arrived after a lovely cruise on the Medway the waiting staff said that they didnt know we were coming. Eventually after a ..." More

The Lime Tree Hotel
"Booked on line for an evening meal for my partners birthday, received confirmation of booking, 40 mile round trip the restaraunt is closed, well pi55ed off

Date visited: 31/05/2011 ..." More

Maidstone Reviews (48)

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This was our first visit to Maidstone and we were ...More

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Latest reviews | Events in Maidstone | 10 Places to Stay

Maidstone, the county town of Kent, is in the heart of the 'Garden of England', with countryside of fruit orchards, towns and villages with a wealth of historic buildings and memories. Halfway between Dover and London, served by motorways M25 and M2, Maidstone is an ideal stopping place to visit. Maidstone now a heart of commerce, once a market town, still has open market at Lockmeadow on Tuesday and Saturday. The Chequers Centre, offer covered shopping with easy parking, compliments the local street shops catering from departmental stores to local shops and services. A further shopping experience is about to be built that should make Maidstone the leading place to shop in the South East. Motorists are encourage to use the Park and Ride bus that has been in operation successfully since the late '80s. In addition to shops, restaurants range from traditional to themed bars, which are also open till late at night. Multiscreen cinema, ten pin bowling, night clubs and theatre offer evening entertainment. Sited on the River Medway, Maidstone still reveals its past with historic buildings such as the Archbishops Palace with features dating from the 14th century, Tyrwhitt-Drakes museum of carriages. An example of 17th century pargetting can be seen on a building in Bank Street. The Museum and Art gallery is a fine place to see Maidstone's history. Mote Park with over 500 acres of public open space, lake, pitch and putting green and Leisure Centre is a good place to exercise or just sit and watch the swans. Closely are found numerous villages and attractions such as Cobtree museum of Kent life and Leeds Castle - reputably the loveliest castle in the world. It is no wonder that Maidstone sees many shoppers and tourists especially from Europe in the summer.


Brenchley Gardens
Go Ape!
Hop Farm
Kent Life
Leeds Castle and Gardens
M V Kentish Lady II
Maidstone Millennium River Park
Maidstone Museum and Bentlif Art Gallery
Tyland Barn
Tyrwhitt-Drake Museum of Carriages
Yalding Organic Gardens


Premier Inn Maidstone (A26/Wateringbury) *book online*
Premier Inn Maidstone (Allington) *book online*
Premier Inn Maidstone (Sandling) *book online*
Travelodge Maidstone Central *book online*


All Saints
St Faiths


Dance - Melody Marshall School of Dance
Yoga - Liz Watts


Jumpin Jaks
Strawberry Moons (A Place In Time) Ltd

Conference Centre

East Malling Conference Centre
Headcorn Lodge Hotel


Maidstone Borough Council


Dental Surgery
Roseacre Cottage Dental Practice
The Dental Surgery
The Dental Surgery
White House Dental Surgery


Cobtree Medical Practice
The Surgery
The Surgery Bearsted
The Vine Medical Centre
Yalding Surgery

Estate Agent


Golf Club

Cobtree Manor Park
Headcorn Lodge Hotel
Leeds Castle Golf Course
Tudor Park Golf & Country Club

Health and Fitness Club

David Lloyd Leisure
Dragons Health Club
LA Fitness
Living Well Health Club Maidstone
Old Rectory Health and Fitness Club
Topnotch Health Club


Black Horse Inn
The Roebuck Inn


Maidstone Market and Boot Fair
Maidstone Market at Lockmeadow

Performing Arts

Hazlitt Arts Centre
Hazlitt Theatre
Maidstone Leisure Centre - Mote Hall
The Weald School Of Ballet

Pub and Bar

Admiral Gordon
Black Horse Inn
Bower Inn
Brickmakers Arms
Crown and Horseshoes

Duke Of Edinburgh
First & Last
Flower Pot
Grange Moor Hotel
Harrow Hill Hotel & Inn
Hook and Hatchet Inn
Muggleston Inn
Papermakers Arms
Parkwood Tavern
Queens Head
The Green Room
Walnut Tree


Azzurro Maidstone

Black Horse Inn
Chambers Restaurant
Grange Moor Hotel
Harrow Hill Hotel & Inn
Headcorn Lodge Hotel
La Tasca
Malta Inn
Mexa Mexa Cafe Latino
Project Blue
Queens Head
Trotters Twist
Vinters Park
White Rabbit


Eastborough Primary School
Sutton Valence Preparatory School
Sutton Valence School
The Weald School Of Ballet


Andrew Gardner Partnership
Dundas & Duce
Gullands Solicitors


A2B Taxis
Express Taxis
Kent Cars
Maidstone Mini Bus Hire
Maidstone Minibus Hire
SMB Maidstone Taxis


Hazlitt Theatre
Maidstone Leisure Centre - Mote Hall


Allington Veterinary Centre

Sports Clubs

Bearsted and Thurnham Lawn Tennis Club (Tennis)
Bearsted CC (Cricket)
Harrietsham CC (Cricket)

Hollingbourne CC (Cricket)
KIXX Martial Arts Club (Martial Arts)
Lenham & Harrietsham Judo Club (Martial Arts)
Lenham CC (Cricket)
Maidstone Hockey Club (Men's Hockey)
Maidstone Hockey Club (Women's Hockey)
Maidstone Rugby Club (Rugby Union)
Maidstone Sailing Club (Sailing)
Oakwood Judo Club (Martial Arts)
Ulcombe Judo Club (Martial Arts)
WT Leadership (Martial Arts)


Blighs Bargain Book Store Ltd
Maidstone Bookstore Emporium
Hubble and Freeman
The Surf Shack
Rosemary's Florist
Flowers Utopia
Maidstone Sports Memorabilia
Otterden Vintners

Farmers Farm Shop
Early Learning Centre
Early Learning Centre
Millbrook Garden Centre
CJ Stevens & Son Ltd
Grafty Garden Centre
Georges Pet Products
Pets Corner Ltd
Maidstone Craft Centre
Yalding Organic Gardens
The Old Dairy
Dorothy Perkins
Central Pharmacy
John Tinson
Marc Jason Shoeworld
Corrupt Clothing
J D Sports
Ceramic Repair and Conservation Studio
Carphone Warehouse
Hotel Chocolat
Leaf Gallery
Goldsmiths Fine Art
Kent Potters Gallery
Majestic Wine
Robert Dyas
Holland and Barratt
Haven Farm Shop
Health Matters
H Samuel
Ernest Jones
All Saints
Lemon Tots Boutique
Wedding Ring Studio
Lloyds Pharmacy
Edinburgh Woollen Mill
Sussex Stationers
Barratt Shoes
T K Maxx
The Golden Boot
J J B Sports
House of Fraser
Pets At Home
River Island
The Entertainer


Tatlers Antiques
Sutton Valence Antiques


Go Ape!(Adventure)
Ministry of Paintball(Adventure)
Skybus Ballooning(Airsports)
Allington Belle(Boat Trips and Cruises)
Ashford Wheelers CC(Cycling)
Cobham Manor Riding Centre(Riding)

Places to Stay near Maidstone

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The Town House (0.28 miles)

The Town House
King Street Hotel is a friendly and comfortable family run establishment with an elegant bar and a night porter service. Situated in the centre of Maidstone within easy walking distance of shops and restaurants, train ... More | visit website
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King Street Hotel (0.28 miles)

King Street Hotel

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Situated in the centre of Maidstone within easy walking distance of shops, restaurants, bars, clubs, cinema and train and bus stations, this is a friendly and comfortable family-run establishment. Featuring an elegant ... More

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Travelodge Maidstone Central (0.33 miles)

Travelodge Maidstone Central
Travelodge Maidstone Central Hotel is well located just 0.2 mile from Maidstone Barracks Train Station, and is close to many nearby attractions including Cobham Manor Riding Centre, Cobtree Manor Park Golf Course, Leeds Castle, The ... More | visit website
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Aylesbury House (0.41 miles)

Aylesbury House

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Aylesbury House is a smart Victorian property situated a short walking distance from Maidstone town centre.Each room is individually decorated and all have en suite showers. All rooms have TV, ... More

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Innkeepers Lodge (0.50 miles)

Innkeepers Lodge
** ALL OUR RATES INCLUDE COMPLIMENTARY CONTINENTAL BUFFET BREAKFAST ** Situated near the banks of the River Medway in the heart of Kentís County Town, this lodge adjoins the White Rabbit Vintage Inn and is ... More | visit website
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Grange Moor Hotel (0.78 miles)

Grange Moor Hotel

The Grange Moor is a friendly, family run 3 Star hotel situated off the A26 Tonbridge Road, it has good access to the M20 and M2 motorways and is within easy walking distance of Maidstone ... More | visit website

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Oakwood House (1.06 miles)

Oakwood House

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Oakwod House is a splendid Victorian Mansion surrounded by beautiful, mature gardens.Once a private home, today Oakwood House has been transformed into a Conference and Banqueting Centre with 37 bedrooms ... More

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Premier Inn Maidstone (Sandling) (1.72 miles)

Located within easy reach of the M20, this hotel is positioned next to the River Medway and features a beer garden, great to relax in after a long day. For shops and local amenities Maidstone ... More | visit website
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Premier Inn Maidstone (Allington) (1.74 miles)

Ideally located within easy reach of the M20, junction 5. For shops and local amenities Maidstone town centre and Maidstone West train station are only 2 miles away. The town centre is easily accessible via ... More | visit website

Aylesford Bed & Breakfast (2.31 miles)

Aylesford Bed & Breakfast
A warm and friendly welcome awaits you at Aylesford B&B. We offer a friendly and comfortable family run bed and breakfast with easy access to both the M20 and M2 motorways. Also located to many prime attractions ... More

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